With the holiday season underway, Xpress speaks with local pie experts and enthusiasts about the secrets to making a perfect homemade pie.
Resourcefulness, hard work and tenacity have proven to be indispensable ingredients for success among many of Asheville’s leading women restaurateurs.
For some diners, it’s all about dessert. Asheville restaurants, bakeries — and even breweries — boast sweet treats that keep customers coming back for more.
Local authors, chefs and bakers dish up ideas for imaginative open-air feasts.
Cake, cocktails and music will be in play at Short Street Cakes’ eight-year anniversary event. Also this week: tequila tastings, a Winter Beer Dinner, New Orleans cuisine and more.
Chefs, restauranteurs and authors will come together for Barnes & Noble’s WNC Regional Cookbook & Food Writing Festival. In addition: Fifth Season Gardening Co. offers weekend workshops, Farm Heritage Trail’s holds a holiday event and tailgates markets announce winter and holidays dates.
This week kicks off Short Street Cakes’ eighth annual Day of the Dead fundraiser. Also, Vortex Doughnuts turns two, Friends of the Mountain Branch Library in Lake Lure hosts a chili cook-off, the Truckload Sale returns to French Broad Food Co-op and Lex 18 will offer Turkish coffee readings for Halloween.
With its annual Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Short Street Cakes will officially change hands as founder Jodi Rhoden passes ownership of her 10-year-old business on to employee Olga Perez.
In spite of today’s winter storm, a few local restaurants, breweries and bars are staying open for hardy souls who want to brave the elements.
Local bakers and makers share details on the handmade, seasonal goodies coming out of their kitchens.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two café business plans born from the Waking Life controversy.
Asheville moms are a diverse bunch, but it’s likely most would agree that a whole day dedicated to honoring and pampering them is an OK thing. For many, that might mean being treated to brunch, lunch or dinner at a local eatery. But Asheville is the current holder of the Travel + Leisure magazine title of America’s No. 1 Quirkiest Town, so for others it could translate to something completely different.
There are plenty of excellent reasons to go out to eat on Thanksgiving. No dirty dishes. No eccentric uncle’s special venison stew. But the best reasons to leave your oven off this Thanksgiving are the holiday offerings from local restaurants.
The Dripolator Coffe Bar on Broadway will celebrate its re-branding as High Five Coffee Bar this weekend, but there are more changes afoot than just a new name.
Make ghoulish crafts, eat Short Street cupcakes and celebrate the publication of Craft-In by Lark Books.
Short Street Cakes celebrates its first year in business and garners attention with its bacon cupcakes.